[OSM-dev] Paging the tile server admins

Kai Krueger kakrueger at gmail.com
Thu May 5 15:24:32 BST 2011

Igor Brejc wrote:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/GpsMid

It is not GpsMid. GpsMid uses an offline vector rendering on the phone, so
has no access to the tileserver.

Mostly, it is completely offline so has no code built in to access the
internet at all, although there are some versions that have simple OSM
editing functionality in form of a POI collector and a way tag editor. So it
could theoretically hit the API server.

There is also the the conversion utility Osm2GpsMid, which takes raw osm xml
/ pbf and converters it for the offline use into a special binary format for
GpsMid. It has the ability to use both xapi and trapi as a data source, all
though it is strongly encouraged to use a country level extract instead of
using a one of those options.

In either case though, GpsMid / Osm2GpsMid sets its own User-Agent (if the
phone allows it) to clearly identify it.


P.S. It would surprise me if a native android App would use a JavaME MIDP
User-Agent string, as Android usually doesn't support JavaME. It has its own
flavour of Java.

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